Dr John Celes

(14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

The Holy Sabbath Day


God created the things He thought
Over the six days of the week,
And being pleased with His own work,
The Sabbath Day of rest, He sought!

God made the Sabbath Day for man
So that his body, heart and mind,
From week-days’ drudgery, rest find,
And thereby increase his life’s span!

God made the Sabbath Day holy
So that man could be nearer God,
And keep his soul afilled with grace,
And keep the heaven’s road always!

The Sabbath Day is crucial
For man to keep off diseases
Those afflict him these modern days,
And add more years to life on earth.

The Sabbath is the answer to
The affluent illnesses that
Affect most men including stress,
Avoiding all things of excess!

Man, keep the Sabbath Day holy;
Give rest to body, mind and heart;
Cleanse soul from sins by divine art,
And do your duty for your part.

On this day, think of God much more,
And thank Him for His blessings shown;
Pray fervently from your heart’s core,
And keep off evils known, unknown!

For, holy, holy is the Lord
Of heavens, earth – the most high God;
Whatever He says may look odd;
All will be fine, heeding His Word!

Copyright by Dr John Celes 3-23-2009

Submitted: Sunday, March 22, 2009

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  • Christian Eliab Ratnam (7/14/2009 5:31:00 PM)

    To say this is wonderfully written would be to say very very little. Beautiful... true.... practical... simple... divine... Shabbat Shalom! (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Martyres (3/23/2009 12:57:00 AM)

    A very appropriate poem for the holy season of Lent....a great reminder to keep holy the Sabbath...10 (Report) Reply

  • Dr. A.celestine Raj Manohar Md (3/22/2009 8:54:00 PM)

    thank you both Anurag and Catrina.
    I loved writing this on a sunday!
    I started with nothing but in the end,
    it turned out to be something, somewhat good and divine
    for earthly terrain.
    dr john celes (Report) Reply

  • Catrina Heart (3/22/2009 8:07:00 PM)

    This is a very inspirational and spiritual poem, ready for the Lenthen season....Great work a truly master piece sir........10+++ (Report) Reply

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